SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

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SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby BIRDIEMANGO » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:06 pm

EVENING CHAPS...

JUST WONDERED,A QUICK SCAN THROUGH,DIDN'T SEEM TO FIND ANY SAAB 96 MOTORSPORT PROJECTS?

IT'S THE 'GARAGE SEASON' HERE.....SO I AM BUSY ,AGAIN

GOING FULL CIRCLE,BACK TO WHERE I STARTED,COMPETING IN A V4

http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic. ... &start=100

ANYBODY ELSE DOING THIS SORT OF THING? OR ARE WE ALL 99/900 PROJECTS....?
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby Crazyswede » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:32 am

Most of the 96's around here are either so clean you wouldn't want to get them dirty or they are so ratty that saving them is a major endeavor and once it is saved you dont want to get it dirty :lol:

From a rally perspective there are 1 or 2 people rallying them in this country and though they can be competitive there really isn't a competition class that encourages running historic cars. Most of the events struggle to get a full entry list as it is.
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby BIRDIEMANGO » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:43 am

HELLO CRAZYSWEDE,

THAT'S INTERESTING,SO DO YOU REGARD 96'S AS QUITE RARE..? MAYBE, AS YOU HAVE SO MANY SONNET'S... :bawl:

HERE'S JUST A FEW PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE CARS HERE...

A GOOD FRIEND'S SONNET V4(WHICH HE ALLOWED ME TO HAVE A FEW LAPS IN.... :yay: ) WHICH IS AN EX-RACE CAR FROM SWEDEN,THEN IT WAS RALLIED HERE FOR A WHILE,BEFORE HE RESCUED IT.....

AND AT 'GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED' IN A FELLOW COMPETITORS TWO STROKE,WHERE I WAS VERY LUCKY TO GET A PASSENGER RIDE....

WE MAYBE HAVE AROUND HALF A DOZEN V4 RALLY CARS,AND THE SAME, TWO STROKE 96 COMPETING HERE......

THREE 99'S,AND TWO 900T16,THAT I KNOW OF.....
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby Geoff » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:12 pm

It sounds like you have more SAAB rally cars in general than we do in the US.

We have a few V4 96 rally cars on the west coast and there's one bullnose that has been documented on this site.

A friend of mine also has a '61 96 that he built to be historically accurate. He has used it for hillclimbs, ice racing, rallycross (in the US this is one car on course at a time), and as a course-opening car for stage rally. Here's a picture of us checking it's flight capabilities.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQxD0E62m7s

I promise to add some more 96 content to the site in the near future. ;)
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby hutch » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:52 pm

I'd love a nice 2-stroke bullnose 96 (wagon if I'm fully in fantasy land) but like Crazyswede said they are either in lousy shape or in pristine shape and $$$ not to mention you'd feel bad about putting one in a ditch.

I've also never had the same urge for the pre-99 Saabs, I respect what they are and all but I'd take a 99/900 over them any day. I think I'd probably say 900>99>Sonnet>95>96>93. Of course I drive an evil GM Saab every day so what do I know...


Oh and I forgot to mention a local guy has a 96 he converted to run fully on electrical power, now that I'd love to drive!

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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby Crazyswede » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:28 pm

a 96 with the driveline out of a Tesla would be a hoot....hmmm

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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby Crazyswede » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:34 pm

If there were a lot more like this around I think you would see them more often in various forms of racing

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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby Jordan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:34 pm

I have one of those

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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby Crazyswede » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:38 pm

hutch wrote:I'd love a nice 2-stroke bullnose 96 (wagon if I'm fully in fantasy land) but like Crazyswede said they are either in lousy shape or in pristine shape and $$$ not to mention you'd feel bad about putting one in a ditch.

I've also never had the same urge for the pre-99 Saabs, I respect what they are and all but I'd take a 99/900 over them any day. I think I'd probably say 900>99>Sonnet>95>96>93. Of course I drive an evil GM Saab every day so what do I know...


Oh and I forgot to mention a local guy has a 96 he converted to run fully on electrical power, now that I'd love to drive!



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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby SwedeSport » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:05 pm

There is only a handful of people who actually compete in Saabs here in the states, PERIOD!

Most of them are members of this site.
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby hutch » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:33 pm

Crazyswede wrote:a 96 with the driveline out of a Tesla would be a hoot....hmmm

Dear Tesla...I have an idea.....
Heres some info, pretty cool car, I saw/didn't hear it driving around once and then saw it at a bar after it got painted. I'd love to see electric conversions catch on so we can keep all these cool old vintage cars on the road in the future.
http://www.saabsunited.com/2009/06/saab ... c-car.html
http://www.amprevolt.com/
Crazyswede wrote:http://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/4754034200.html
Boy thats my dream right there, if I had money/talent to restore/more space I'd love to pick that up. In 10 years I'm sure I'll loathe the day of passing on a $500 95.
SwedeSport wrote:There is only a handful of people who actually compete in Saabs here in the states, PERIOD!

Most of them are members of this site.
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3278
We need to get this guy posting again and see how its coming along...

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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby BIRDIEMANGO » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:08 am

SOME FANTASTIC LINKS THERE....!!!!

DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS SO MUCH ENTHUSIASM FOR THE 96... :yay:

SEEM'S LIKE I CAN DRAW A FEW PARALLEL'S,WITH THE 'BRUCE TURK' VIDEO.... : :lol:

BACK IN 1999,MY SON WAS ON HIS WAY INTO THE WORLD,SO I HAD TO SELL MY V4 RALLY CAR REG NO.EKD 674L :thumbsdown:

I GOT £2250 FOR IT,I THINK...? :bawl:

I HAD RESTORED THIS CAR AT THE AGE OF 18,IT WAS MY ROAD CAR,FOR TEN YEARS....BEFORE I BUILT INTO A STAGE RALLY CAR,SADLY I ONLY DID ONE EVENT IN IT,BEFORE SELLING IT..(LINK TO ANOTHER THREAD ABOUT NEARLY BUYING A 2/)
http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic. ... E&start=20

THE PHOTO AT THE END OF PAGE 2 OF THE ABOVE THREAD,IS WITH A FELLOW MEMBER OF 'UKSAABS' TWENTY YEARS AFTER I HAD RESTORED IT,HE STRIPPED IT BACK TO A BARE SHELL,REPAINTED IT,AND REBUILT IT WITH A MORE POWERFUL ENGINE,AND SPEC GEARBOX....

HE SOLD IT ON...

IT IS NOW UP FOR SALE AGAIN,AT A 'SPECIALIST CLASSIC CAR DEALER'S'

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C473345

I COULD NOT AFFORD TO BUY IT BACK NOW,BUT NO HARM IN BUILDING ANOTHER ONE...... :crazy: :thumbsup:
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby hutch » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:39 pm

You all may have seen this already but since we're on the subject heres a video of Jerry Seinfeld driving around in a ('65 I think he says) Monte Carlo...
http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com ... ign=S05E05

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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby tweek's Turbos » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:32 am

I have a project that is coming along slowly. The seats came in Oct and the decal file came in Nov. I am also working on the house I just bought, but hoping to have seats and roll bar in by summer.

I'm looking for some nice dual port exhaust heads for a v4 if you know of any!
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Re: SO WHY..... NO 96 PROJECTS?

Postby gmreider » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:05 am

I'm looking for some nice dual port exhaust heads for a v4 if you know of any![/quote]

I suppose that you have talked with Jack Lawrence about his dual exhaust port heads. I have never seen any others in the USA?


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